Be legally compliant
Businesses which give out their WiFi password are putting their network at risk and ideally should provide a separate and secure system for guest WiFi. Purple WiFi not only provide a secure login process but also separate the business WiFi from the guest WiFi, thus protecting your private network and EPOS systems.
There are also various obligations of being a public WiFi provider, which may vary slightly country by country across the globe. Below is a summary for the UK:
Public WiFi providers need to be aware of their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998, whenever personal data is collected or processed about individuals. Purple WiFi stores this data in line with the requirements of the act and are registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 assists in the prevention and detection of organised crime and terrorism. It is best practice for service providers to retain certain communications data. Purple WiFi stores this data in line with the requirements of the regulation on secure 3rd party Amazon web servers.
The Digital Economy Act 2010 targets online copyright infringement by end users, covering illegal or inappropriate downloading and file sharing. Purple WiFi helps you to prove that you have taken steps to try to prevent copyright infringement, as users have to both register and accept terms and conditions which cover inappropriate use. In addition, our Premium product provides content filtering.